Robert W. Robinson III, DMD
Dr. Rob graduated from Wasilla High in 1989. He then attended the University of Louisville, where he completed a BS degree and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Upon completion of dental school in 1999, Rob returned to Wasilla to begin practicing with his father, who started Valley Dental Clinic in 1973. After six months of learning the ropes from dad, Dr. Robinson Sr. retired, leaving the practice to move forward with the next generation of dentists in the Robinson family. As our practice continues, Dr. Rob remains committed to growing, learning, and giving his patients excellent care. To achieve this, he continues his education every year and has completed advanced training in dental implant placement.
Dr. Rob has two kids, Devin and Brooklyn. He loves to hunt and fish and ride snow machines. He also competed in the 2012 Iron Dog. If you don’t see Dr. Rob at the office, there is a good chance he is “in the woods” somewhere. His business hours are definitely subject to change during hunting and fishing season! Dr. Rob hopes to see you soon at the clinic or on the river.
MEET OUR TEAM
Debbi – Registered Dental Hygienist
Debbi has been a dental hygienist on the Valley Dental Clinic team since August 2001. She grew up in Maine and moved to Alaska over 24 years ago. After graduating from the UAA with her dental hygiene degree, she worked in a dental office in Anchorage. Debbi and her husband, Jay, moved to Palmer in 2000, and we are glad she joined us the next year. She enjoys working at our office because we are dedicated to treating our patients with the best dental care possible. We take pride in providing an exceptional level of dental care for our patients, as well as our own family members and coworkers. Debbi is a lifelong learner and loves learning new information and technology to incorporate into our dental office to provide the best care possible. She is always searching for ways to give better care to our patients, and she is currently working on her certification in laser technology.
Debbi and Jay are the parents of two beautiful daughters, Krista and McKenna, and they also have two dogs and a pet bunny. She loves to enjoy the beauty and outdoors Alaska has to offer with her family, camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, cross-country skiing, snow machining, and reading a variety of books.
Carey – Dental Assistant
Carey graduated from Palmer High School and completed the dental assisting program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has over 18 years of dental assisting experience and still loves what she does. She enjoys learning and growing with the advances in dental technology, and she has taken continuing education classes in Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas, Anchorage, and Iowa to stay at the forefront of the field. Carey joined our team in 2014 and enjoys being in a high-tech, fast-paced office with a great family atmosphere. She has a teamwork mentality and is a hardworking multi-tasker. Carey helps our patients by chairside assisting in all varieties of procedures, explaining patients’ needs and treatment options, and helping them pick the right plan.
A Valley girl through and through, Carey loves this beautiful state! She has two wonderful kids who keep her very busy. She loves watching them play football and hockey, and Carey also enjoys playing hockey when she has some free time. She likes to spend time with her loved ones and friends, and she fishes whenever she gets the chance. Carey also loves sandy beaches and being outdoors.
Jean – Dental Assistant
Jean started her dental assisting career here at Valley Dental Clinic in 1999. She graduated from Dimond High School in Anchorage, Alaska, and received her license for cosmetology in 1985 before starting in dental assisting. One of Jean’s favorite parts of working at our office is that it feels like a family. As she has been at our office for more than 16 years, she has been able to build relationships with our patients that make it feel like family. Our office is a welcoming practice for anyone and everyone! Jean is a warm, friendly face for our patients and cares for them like family.
Jean has been married to her husband, Ricky, since 1995, and has three beautiful grown daughters who currently live throughout the state of Alaska. She enjoys outdoor adventures, snow machining, ATVs, gardening, and yard work. She and Ricky also try to go to one or more NASCAR races every year.
Lisa – Clinical Manager
Lisa graduated from Wasilla High School and then started her dental career. She spent five years in orthodontics and periodontics, and she joined us at Valley Dental Clinic in 1999. One of Lisa’s favorite parts of working at our office is being able to help patients achieve beautiful, healthy smiles! She also likes to help our patients maintain not only their oral health but their overall general health as well. Lisa is very compassionate towards our patients, helps them get scheduled for their appointments, and makes sure the treatments they need are completed.
Lisa was born and raised in Wasilla, Alaska. She and her husband, Jeremy, have two daughters, Breann and Willow. Her hobbies include hunting, fishing, watching her daughters play basketball and soccer, and spending time with family and friends. Lisa also currently holds the Valley Dental Clinic record for the biggest moose (64 ¾ inches)!
Carrie - Office Manager
Tammy - Sterlization Technician
Tammy was a welcomed addition to the Valley Dental Clinic team in 2014 having over 20 years of dental experience. Orginally from Pennsylvania, she moved to North Carolina with her husband, where they started their family and lived for more than 10 years.
Tammy, her husband, and her two children decided to move to Alaska in 2014 so they could have an adventure. She enjoys camping, ice skating, hiking and roller skating and watching her children play competitive sports.